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29 November 2018

‘Disappointment’ over waste crime measures

Two trade associations have expressed disappointment over Defra’s proposed actions on waste crime, announced this week. The actions come after Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) consulted on a ...


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13 December 2018

Ward hits Immingham metal export milestone


Derbyshire-based recycling business Ward Recycling has exported over 50,000 tonnes of ferrous and non-ferrous metals from its dedicated deep sea dock at Immingham, seven months after it opened. The business which recycles ...

Ashford 27 November 2018

EMR opens metals recycling site in Ashford


Metal recycling company EMR has opened a new metals recycling site in Ashford, Kent. The new purpose-built facility, based on Brunswick Road, was officially opened earlier this month by the Mayor of Ashford, Councillor Mrs Jessamy...

19 November 2018

‘Accidental death’ verdict over Nechells wall collapse


Five men were accidentally crushed to death after the "foreseeable risk" of a wall collapse in the area they were working was not identified, an inquest jury concluded on 16 November. The 11-strong panel found the...

15 November 2018

WasteCare looks to 2019 opening of battery plant


Recycling firm WasteCare has said that trials of a pilot recycling plant for portable batteries have proved a success and a larger plant is set to open in the New Year. The company has been recycling portable batteries through...

12 November 2018

PRN pressure rises amid ‘unfair’ aluminium market claim


Concerns around the market for PRNs - packaging waste recovery notes - have prompted a referral over aluminium PRNs to the Competitions and Markets Authority. A request has been made to the CMA by packaging waste compliance ...

8 November 2018

Inquest opens into Nechells metals site fatalities


The Coroner's Inquest into the deaths of five men killed in an incident at Hawkeswood Metal Recycling, Nechells, Birmingham in 2016 started this week. Five workers aged between 40 and 56 were killed when a wall collapsed on them ...

5 November 2018

Metals recyclers launch apprenticeship scheme


An apprenticeship scheme for the metals recycling sector was today formally launched with the message that it was an 'essential development' for the industry. The importance of the scheme, which has been developed under the ...

29 October 2018

Opinion: Dealing with market changes


OPINION: Waste and recycling expert, Paul Dumpleton, director of CSD Ltd reflects on changes in overseas recycling markets. The recent changes in the Asian market should come as no surprise as there have been a progression of ...

26 October 2018

Q3 PRN figures prompt mixed response


There has been a mixed reaction from packaging recycling experts to the third quarter packaging recycling data released this week. The Q3 packaging data, published on the National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD) website, shows the...

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